Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul

20 February 2020 | By Jeremiah Moss | Filed in: urban studies.

ESSENTIAL READING FOR FANS OF JANE JACOBS, JOSEPH MITCHELL, PATTI SMITH, LUC SANTE AND CHEAP PIEROGI VANITY FAIR An unflinching chronicle of gentrification in the twenty first century and a love letter to lost New York by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York For

A Burglar's Guide to the City

20 February 2020 | By Geoff Manaugh | Filed in: urban studies.

Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break ins and escapes, A Burglar s Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us You ll never see the city the same way again At the core of A Burglar s Guide to the City is an

Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

20 February 2020 | By Janette Sadik-Khan | Filed in: urban studies.

An empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities, from a pioneer in the movement for safer, livable streets As New York City s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world s

Street Smart: A Fifty-Year Mistake Set Right and the Great Urban Revival

20 February 2020 | By Samuel I. Schwartz | Filed in: urban studies.

Alternate cover for this edition can be found here With wit and sharp insight, former Traffic Commissioner of New York City, Sam Schwartz a.k.a Gridlock Sam, one of the most respected transportation engineers in the world and consummate insider in NYC political circles, uncovers how American

Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

20 February 2020 | By Melissa Bruntlett | Filed in: urban studies.

In car clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation City officials are rediscovering it as a multi pronged or spoked solution to acute, 21st century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

20 February 2020 | By Natalie Y. Moore | Filed in: urban studies.

Mayors Richard M Daley and Rahm Emanuel have touted and promoted Chicago as a world class city The skyscrapers kissing the clouds, the billion dollar Millennium Park, Michelin rated restaurants, pristine lake views, fabulous shopping, vibrant theater scene, downtown flower beds and stellar